hello for the last 2 weeks i have been pretty ill. I'm feverish, achey, dizzy, got a viral cough and to top it off im hardly sleeping as i am either freezing cold or boiling hot. Some days i feel ok and like i have a cold but others i have no energy and can barely move without wearing myself out. I saw a dr yesterday and she said it could go on for weeks which i'm pretty gutted about.
Basically what i want to know is on my ok days is it worth me doing some light exercise to keep my finess levels up, as i was pretty fit before and dont want to have to start all ovet again, or shall i just rest completely until i'm fully better? I still have to walk my son to school which im finding hard, so didn't know if i should try and keep my energy levels up some how.
I'm feeling pretty low lately and exercise always makes me feel better but i dont know what to do : (
I hate not being able to do anything!! I'll just keep it to my walks to and from school for now then :-( how rubbish. Thanks guys
Plenty of water, fluids in the body no exercise till 100%. Get well yo.
I have been drinking heaps. Thanks i think lots of rest is a good idea :-)
Sorry to hear it Tori, but rest is the best thing. Your body needs to recharge.. You'll be back at it before you know it !!
I hope so!! I miss it!! Thanks Scott :-)
:-) here's hoping.
Thanks ladies :-) my chest is so sore this morning and i've lost my voice for the second time now (which i'm sure is great for some lol) i'm so tired still that any thought of exercise has gone to the back of my mind till i'm heaps better. Thanks for everyones advice, i thought rest would be the answer but didn't want to appear lazy lol.
Do you have a runny nose or feel stuffed up?
Take rest till you completely recover, workout is catabolic activity which triggers anabolic mechanism with adequate rest and food, the anabolic pace depends on your immune system and energy level. If you are ill your body priority is to get well first, now if you do workout your recovery will slowdown as well.
Take care, have rest, get well soon
Ohh! Then time to make that trip back!
Antibiotics for the win. Keep us updated
Hiya just thought i would let you know how i'm feeling as you have all been so helpful. My drs is useless so couldn't get an appointment so took matters into my own hands, got stronger medicine, and tablets and my chest seems to be on the mend :-) still have no energy and a horrible cough but the worst seems to have gone. I reckon another week and i'll be back to it woo hoo
Hope you start feeling better VERY SOON! Focus your health on eating high quality foods during your exercise down time. Veggies like kale, spinach, brussel sprouts, carrots, & broccoli are all great. Cooking with coconut oil & drinking lots of green tea has also been found to help the body build resistance to viruses and bacteria that cause illness. Don't forget to drink plenty of fluids and eat high quality proteins as well. Eating right will help to speed up the recovery. Hope this helps! Get WELL!!!